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  • Minnesota is among the nation's top five fuel ethanol producers, and has more E85 fueling stations than any other state.
  • About 30% of all U.S. crude oil imports flow through Minnesota. Some of the crude oil from Canada and North Dakota is processed at Minnesota's Pine Bend Refinery, the largest crude oil refinery located in a non-oil-producing state.
  • About 31% of utility-scale electricity generation in Minnesota came from coal-fired electric power plants in 2019, down from 53% in 2011.
  • Minnesota's two nuclear power plants, Monticello and Prairie Island, accounted for 24% of the state's electricity net generation in 2019.
  • In 2019, Minnesota ranked seventh in the nation in electricity generating capacity and total generation from wind energy. The state's wind farms generated 11 million megawatthours of electricity that year, 19% of the state's total net generation.

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

More Data & Analysis in Minnesota

Minnesota, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 18
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 24
Production
Total Energy 32
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 29
Prices
Natural Gas 34
Electricity 17
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 22

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Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Clean Energy

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

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